Your children can learn a fun, cultural dance with dance teacher Victoria Wilde Langley of Mouvance: Intergraded Movement, Saturday, January 18th at 12:00pm. The Chacarera is a partner dance with similarities to many Ibero-American folk dances. Chacarera is a dance of lively rhythm, great for energetic youngsters. Join in the fun with this opportunity to explore international folk dance and culture!
Take a step up from comic books: introduce your child to graphic novels! Our children’s graphic novel section has something for all levels of kid readers, from preschool to junior high, including award-winning titles and popular series. Here you can find novels of all kinds, like fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, science fiction, adventure, history, biography and more! A graphic novel is a book told through a combination of words and illustrations. Graphic novels are great resources for reluctant and struggling readers and help young readers of all reading levels to develop visual literacy skills.
Join us in the Children’s Room from January 2nd to January 4th for some fun winter-themed activities! All programs are free! *Please note: The Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 31st and Wednesday, January 1st.*
Winter Wildlife Detectives
Thursday, January 2 from 10am-11am, All ages welcome!
Join Mud Creek Environmental Center educator Chelsea Benson for a Critter Scene Investigation. Become a wildlife detective as you search for signs of animal life and solve mysteries by examining evidence. Make a plaster cast of an animal track to bring home, too!
Music & Crafts with Shelly Ley
Friday, January 3 from 11am-12pm
Rescheduled due to weather. New date: January 22 10am-11am, all ages welcome!
Join music educator Shelly Ley for a fun morning of creating music and crafts!
Story & Craft Hour with Ms. Janice
Saturday, January 4 from 11am-12pm, All ages welcome
Warm up at the library with some good stories and fun crafts!
The Children’s Room is always a fun place to be, with opportunities for reading, drawing, painting, imaginative play, and crafting. This week, in addition to our regularly scheduled programs, we have some special programs to make it that much more exciting!
Kwanzaa Celebration with Operation Unite
Wednesday, December 18, 5:30-6:30pm postponed – stay tuned for an updated day/time
Operation Unite will host a special Kwanzaa celebration, including drumming, singing, & a candle ceremony.
Thursday, December 19, 3-5pm
Join us for some holiday fun, including holiday-themed crafts and stories. Snacks will be served too!
The Children’s Room will also be staffed while the Hudson City School District is on Winter Break. We hope you’ll join us!
What makes a better gift than a great book?
The Friends Holiday Book Sale continues the first two Saturdays in December, the 7th and 14th from 10am til 1pm and presents the perfect opportunity to give generous gifts that will bring the joy of reading to everyone on your list, at a price to fit your budget!
The sale offers many new and gently used books, all carefully chosen, sorted and displayed for easy browsing. There are also many vintage, collectable and specialty books in a multitude of categories, all affordably priced.
Our elves will be adding new books to replenish the shelves, so be sure to stop in often and discover new selections. Happy shopping, and see you in the Book Sale Room!
Please note: The Book Sale Room will be closed December 20th and 27th
Come make some beats (and some noise!) in the kids room with us! Kuumba Dance and Drum, a performing arts program of Operation Unite, will be joining us in the kids room on Tuesday, November 26 from 5:00 – 6:00pm. Come learn how to play traditional African music on the drums with us. Children and families of all ages are welcome to help us make some music!
Just a friendly reminder, the library will close early on Wednesday, November 27 at 5:00pm, and will remain closed all day on Thursday, November 28 for Thanksgiving. The library will resume normal hours on Friday, November 29.
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah!
The Friends of the Hudson Area Library invites everyone to participate in the Library’s Adopt-A-Book program with their new special Matching Grant Campaign. From now until the end of the year, purchase a brand new book for the library’s collection for just $15 and the Friends will match your contribution with an additional book donation for the library collection.
Just like the library’s ongoing Adopt-A-Book program, donors will be able to read the book they choose first when it arrives, and receive a commemorative bookplate that will allow them to honor special people in their lives (or even pets!). This is a great opportunity for everyone to get involved, use your love of books to make a difference, and see exactly how your donation is being used. Truly a wonderful idea for holiday gift giving for the person who has everything, an adopted library book is a gift that can be opened and read, again and again!
In order to make your selection, either review the list of suggested adoptable books at the front desk in the library, or check out the list of adoptable books online. Explore our great selection of new or soon-to-be released titles by all your favorite authors, in both fiction and nonfiction.